Keep your promise to fully fund and build access lifts onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Recently, we joined members of our community and advocates for equality to call for the NSW State Government to immediately provide full funding for the installation of lifts to access to the Sydney Harbour Bridge pedestrian pathway, and that the lifts be open and operable by September 2018 when Sydney will host the Invictus Games.
The rally was held in our very own backyard, Kirribilli, where locals and tourists access the pedestrian pathway of the Bridge by stairs. Currently the only way those who are unable to use stairs can access the Harbour Bridge pedestrian pathway is by being carried or dragged up in their chairs.
Sophie Cotsis, Opposition Spokesperson for Disability, Serena Ovens - CEO of Physical Disability Council of NSW, Liesl Tesch AM MP & 7 time Australian Paralympian, Angela Ballard - 5 time Australian Paralympian, Dr Jane Bringolf- Council of the Ageing, Heike Fabig & her daughter Billie who is a wheelchair user, Tim Trumper- Board Member Harbour Region NRMA and North Sydney Councillor Zoe Baker all spoke passionately at the rally and called for full funding to be made immediately available and for installation works commence as a matter of urgency.
We ask that you sign our petition to the Premier, the Minister for Disability Services and the Minister for Roads calling for full funding be made immediately available for the installation of lifts to access the Sydney Harbour Bridge and for works to commence as a matter of great importance and urgency.
Zoe Baker, Independent Councillor - North Sydney Council
MaryAnn Beregi, Independent Councillor - North Sydney Council
Tony Carr, Independent Councillor - North Sydney Council
Melissa Clare, Independent Councillor and Deputy Mayor, North Sydney Council
Jeff Morris, Independent Councillor, North Sydney Council
Michel Reymond, Independent Councillor, North Sydney Council
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